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With over 25 years of experience, IMA runs India’s largest peer-group platform, channelling business intelligence through regular speaker- and panel-led sessions, original and insightful content, and surveys and case studies. Our over-1,400-company-strong network has grown into a key ‘knowledge destination’ for industry leaders, promising business-critical insights and the chance to forge lasting relationships



IMA’s senior-most country intelligence programme, The India CEO Forum, is a membership-based briefing and research service designed to help CEOs interpret and anticipate developments in the operating environment. For most of our member CEOs, the Forum is not just a source of ongoing information and insight, but also a ‘first port of call’ to seek answers or independent opinions on a wide range of business concerns and ideas. Built up over more than two decades, the 800-member-strong Forum is a tightly-knit community of business leaders across industry verticals.


The Forum uses the medium of regular briefing sessions hosted in the  NCR region, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad to engage the peer group on relevant issues. Closed-door debate is led by authoritative speakers drawn from government, industry, academia and independent thought leaders.


IMA India’s ongoing research and independent insights on the business environment are provided to members through thought leading papers encompassing the Indian and regional economy, strategic and political affairs, industry and market developments and emerging management paradigms as relevant to the Chief Executive.


IMA’s Knowledge Centre is a repository of data and insights as well as IMA content archives accessible by members only.


IMA’s Executive Briefing service – a personalised country briefing on India - is available to members of The India CEO Forum under special rights of access. These briefings are considered a valuable source of independent perspective on India for global teams or local company strategy teams.


Membership to The India CEO Forum is by invitation only. To know more, browse through the tabs above, or write to us

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Awards Ad smallIMA India instituted The India CFO AwardsTM in 2001 to recognise distinction in finance. The Awards honour individuals who demonstrate outstanding capabilities and achievements by combining the imperatives of busin ess leadership and excellence with those of integrity and sustainability.


Seeking to highlight best practices and financial excellence in difference Reflecting best practices across Over the years, the Awards have been announced in various categories that reflect best practices and financial excellence across different businesses. The premier category is the ‘CFO of the Year’ Award - for the CFO whose strategic contribution to his corporation is overwhelming in terms of his ability to partner the CEO in decision making and creating unique value addition.


Each year, The India CFO AwardsTM are supported through sponsorship by organisations which see merit in the profile of participation at the Awards and equally, appreciate and understand the importance of the finance function. The India CFO AwardsTM aim to provide sponsors with a unique opportunity to gain profile and exposure amongst the ‘right’ audience. The Awards provide sponsor companies an opportunity to demonstrate an explicit commitment to the CFO community across industry sectors and segments. The India CFO AwardsTM reflect the sponsor company’s commitment to excellence, achievement and intellectual pursuit. To that end, they offer an avenue to get recognised as a corporate committed to these values. In a methodical manner, The India CFO AwardsTM seek associations with sponsors who can provide financial assistance, but more importantly, who can provide valuable intellectual guidance, while also be viewed by the audience as ‘thought leaders’ in their area of expertise.


The India CFO Awards have been executed successfully for several years.

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Each year, we receive close to 350 nominations from various business sectors and industries. Each nomination is studied and analysed carefully by the Jury, which then shortlists a few finalists in each category. The Jury then meets for a day to discuss these finalists, and basis those discussions and further analysis, the winner in each category is decided. This process is spread over 2-3 months, and is a very detailed and focused exercise.




  •  A pre-eminent Jury


  • Exposure to over a 2,000-2,500 CFOs in the run-up to the Awards (as a part of call for nominations, call for participation in awards ceremony, etc)


  • Interaction and association with a cross section of the short-listed CFOs


  • Close interaction with the Jury and the winners


  • An Award ceremony that brings together approximately 200-250 of India's senior business and finance leaders


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